Saturday, 22 March 2014

Sleepless nights ............Crafty makes .......

Hi Peeps
Well I don't know about you lot but my sleeping at night has been rubbish.... hot.... cold....itchy feet's.... snoring husband........ cat on my head ........ ha ha ha still at least I have something to do to while away the hours ... so here's last night batch

I've seen a few of these card boxes around and so had a go last night .not my usual kind of thing but im brewing an idea for a steampunky one !..... I kinda cheated and used double sided card stock but I'm happy with the results for a first go

Stuff I used
Tim Holtz 12x12 Lost and Found
Tattered Floral dies - Sizzlet strip and movers & shapers
Vintage Photo DI
Woodware lace edge die
Tonic Flourish die

I've been meaning to enter a few challenges but I always forget... oops ha ha
This card was made for The Left of Centre Challenge....
its more grungy than 'dark' I suppose,
but it fits the theme of Favourite Book  .......... can you guess ? 

Stuff  I've used
Stampotique - Daniels Hearts & Prom Queen
Chicken wire stencil
White acrylic paint
Distress inks - Spun Sugar, Tattered rose, Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Sentiment printed off PC

One of my fave books is Steven Kings Fire Starter lol .......... is that a bit too tenuous hee hee

Challenges entered with box card
Challenges with Card
Be good

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Imagination Crafts Mid Month Inspiration - March

Morning peeps 
Here's a bit of mid month inspiration for the
Here's my mid month xx

Stuff I've used

Imagination Crafts Products
Orchid Stamp set
Silkies and Chalkies paints
Golden glow Gilding Flakes
Bronze Stencil Paint

Distress Inks - Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade
Black Stazon
Metal corners from my stash
Here's the shop link if you fancy a browse
Don't for get to pop to the IC BLOG to check out the girls demos
Thanks for looking
Be Good
Kath xx

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Trying a few techniques .....

Hi peeps

I made these a couple of weeks ago when Linda was over .... We started out trying direct to paper / one layer techniques but kind of went off on our own tangents as we do .....

This one is using Paper Artsy Stamps 
I stamped the flower, masked it off , stamped the wood panel then coloured in etc ... I've got a bit of a halo around the image but not to worry eh ! It adds to the grungyness!

This is using Indigo Blu stamps
I stamped coloured with DIs and a few splashes and matted it up on white mats, then  splattered around some more with DIs 

This Hydrangea Stamp set from Inkylicious is one of my faves, I stamped it onto an old book page,
coloured it and cut it out, I created the block by tearing a 'hole' in a bit of copy paper and used it as a mask, then just layered up the flower and added the sentiment then
matted on card coloured with the same DI 

They are all quite simple but effective I think !
Thanks for looking 

Be good 
Kath xx 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Mixed media canvas

HI peeps
Well here's something I've been working on for a couple of days
 It took a while to do all the layering and getting the media to dry hee hee
 It then took me a day to sort the embellishment's ......... but I thoroughly enjoyed a bit of me time  
I was hoping to video it coming together but my camera is having a hissy fit and my phone wont play nice ... ah well maybe next time 

 Stuff I Used (this is as I used it)
30 x 40 canvas - one layer of gesso
Scraps of 12x12 stuck with watered down mod podge 
Imagination crafts stencils dots/damask/
Tim holtz large flourish - liquitex paste
Pieces of netting, lace, a crochet doily and scraps of tissue stuck with MP
Once dry I gave it two good coats of white acrylic
Then dry brushed with coloured (cream mixed with a touch of burnt umber and a dot of red)
Stenciled the words with paste
Lightly dry brushed white gesso over the raised areas

Made frames with various moulds -UTTE / P of Paris/ white mod podge stick
Various pics from collections added and glossy accents to seal in frame
Inka gold and white acrylic to shabby them 
Paper flowers coloured with tea stain and dipped in UTTE 
Various metal embellies from my stash 
Then I just layered them up and glued with pinflair 
I added a bit more shading with dry brush once it had all dried 

Phew all done 
Needless to say myself and my cave needed a scrub after hee hee 

Hope you like it, I had fun making it 
Be good 
Kath xx

Friday, 7 March 2014

LEJ Challenge Freebee post

Good Morning Peeps
It's Challenge day over at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog
and the theme this months theme is Die cuts

Instead of a project I've designed a paper bow template for you to use over your pretty papers, please leave a comment if you take a copy and share this post 

The first randomly drawn winner will receive four Digi’s from

The second randomly drawn name will win some crafty goodies
Don't forget if you use an LEJ designs image you get entered in to an extra prize draw.
The jackpot is 2 Digi's this week

Thanks for looking
Be good
xx Kath xx

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Play Day makes

Hi Peeps

Just a quick post showing what me and Linda have been upto on our last crafty play days, I've finally finished it hee hee 

I'd bought one of these Artemio printer trays a while ago and linda saw it and decided to get one too, so we spent the day getting very mucky paws ....... I shabby chic 'ed mine and went with a butterfly and lace theme .... Linda has done a sewing theme if you fancy poping over and looking at hers

Stuff ive used

Artemio cabinet
Various moulds for Butterflies keys and frames (made with UTEE)
Hand made roses from cold porcelain 
Hand made hat pins
Imagination Crafts Crackle medium
Brown Gold and white acrylic paints
Lace, ribbons and metal embellies from my stash
Inka Gold 
Crafty Individuals Butterfly papers

I'm going to be making a few over the next months as I've decided to eclectically cover a wall in my hall with them ..... Hope it looks as nice as it does in my head ha ha 
Thanks for looking 

Be Good 
Kath xx

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Imagination Crafts March DT - Flowers

Hi Peeps

Its challenge day over at
And this month we have been given Flower stamps to play with
Here's the shop link if you fancy a nosy, they have some great stuff !

I chose the orchid and here's what I came up with 

Stuff I've used
IC Orchid stamp set
IC Mica powders 
Distress Inks

I made the background the other week whilst showing Linda the technique .... Very effective just by swooshing DIs over glossy card and spritzing water and mica and covering with cling film, once dry you get an amazing veining effect ... Why not have a go !
Thanks for looking 
Be good 
Kath xx